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  • Marfa, A Hidden Art Town in Texas

    It's a magical and mystical place...Marfa, Texas! It's a small town three hours from El Paso, and about 6 hours from Austin, Texas, in the middle of a vast desert land on the border of the Great Bend National Forest.

    There are only around 2,000 residents year-round, but tons of New Yorkers and Angelinos have descended upon this special place. It's been discovered because of the amazing art foundations, installations and galleries, even a fabulous book store called the Marfa Book Company. The Donald Judd Foundation and the Chinati Foundation are too amazing for words.

    Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

    Outside of town is a Prada store! Not really...It's a Prada Marfa store! A total replica in actual size of a real Prada store. However, it's just an art installation, life-size - it's such a hoot! Oddly enough, even in this little town, there are more sophisticated restaurants than you can count on two hands, and a delicious grocery store called The Get Go.

    Two fabulous Marfa places to see

    A private Mexican-style hacienda turned into a hotel is full of treasures! The historical Hotel Paisano: when you step into the lobby, you'll see an array of memorabilia. You can even see original photos of Rock Hudson, James Dean, and Elizabeth Taylor, taken while they filmed the movie Giant in this little town.

    I stayed at The Paisano while touring Texas with my BLT Collection

    If you're lucky enough you might even get to see the Marfa Mystery Lights! It's a special atmospheric happening in the desert sky.

    Marfa Mystery Lights will put a twinkle in your eye

    If you do have the time, a must is to venture out to the Cibolo Creek Ranch about 30 miles out of town. It is an old fort built around the same time as The Alamo and has been restored by a wealthy Houstonian and turned into a very exclusive resort. I had the pleasure of staying there. While you're on the property, you can enjoy amazing views of the Rio Grande and Mexico. On the ground there are magnificant crystal formations everywhere!

    Cibolo Creek Ranch near Marfa, Texas
    Because Marfa borders the Great Bend National Forest, it's been found to be the darkest night sky in the country. For you star-gazers, it is absolutely breathtaking on a clear night.
    It is a place that you do not want to miss.

     

    A starry night in Marfa, Texas by Rocketland Photography

    So whether you're wearing those flannel shirts, cowboy boots, leather jackets and sweaters in Marfa, Texas, or wearing those lightweight linens and those cottons down in Southern Florida, it's all about style.

    The Marfa Texas look from Bonnie Roseman's BLT

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

  • Harbourside Happenings: Exploring Boston

    Boston. An amazing city and center of New England cultural life. If you're not heading for the Cape, then this historical city has some wonderful free events that are happening this summer that should prove to be fun for the entire family.

    Shakespeare on the Common is free for all! Romeo and Juliet is this season's pick.

    Catch Shakespeare in the park, a perfect night out.

    You can picnic and have an outdoor movie and wine at the Boston Harbor. It's a great way to impress your date - check for listings in the local paper.

    Table for two? Great date night idea...

    Sounds are sweet this summer, especially on the Charles River Esplanade. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra performs at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell! Check for further information in the local paper.

    The sounds of summer.

    For a bit of excitement, fly down the Zip Line! It extends 220 feet, it's 30 feet above the ground, and witness views you've never seen in Boston before. Don't miss it!

    A bird's eye view of Boston.

    The SoWa Open Market features artisans, musicians, chefs and more. It's on Saturdays and Sundays, and in addition to the farmer's market and Food Truck Bazaar, there is also a brand new beer garden. It's open until October 15th. This is Barbara Lynch's newest adventure and not to be missed.

    SoWa Market and food trucks. Give you taste buds a treat!

    There are all so many special festivals in Boston in the summertime. Make sure you don't miss the Boston Seafood Festival on August 13th - yum yum!

    Try the clam chowder!

    So whether you're strolling along the harbor-side in Boston wearing those cashmere sweaters, or you're seaside along the Palm Beaches wearing those lightweight linens, remember that it's all about style.

    The Boston Collection, from Bonnie Roseman's BLT. Email bonnie@bonnieroseman.com to schedule your showing.

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

  • Rocky Mountain High

    Bonnie's buzzing around the country this summer, and Bonnie Loves to Travel! I'll be sharing with you all the wonderful spots in the United States and what to do when you get there.

    This week it's all about Rocky Mountain High, and Aspen, Colorado is the place to be! Aspen is home of the Food & Wine Festival, the Aspen Art Museum, International Music Festival, and the ballet.

    Lot's to explore in Aspen.

    On the Fourth of July, a parade runs down the old part of town down Main Street and fireworks are all over the Aspen mountains. Bike ride down to the Rio Grande Trail all the way down Valley to Basalt, and then cheat and take the bus back to town.

    4th of July Parade in Aspen, Colorado.

    Make sure you stop at the Woody Creek Tavern, a must for everyone for a fabulous lunch and a way to recharge the battery.

    Wood Creek Tavern - great place to grab a bite.

    Hike around Maroon Bells. It's amazing, the most breathtaking part of the Rockies. You can even take public transportation! They have buses that take you right to the trailhead, and you can take beautiful pictures. You can even take a gondola up Aspen Mountain for a view of the entire Aspen Valley, and the view of the Continental Divide.

    Maroon Bells, CO

    People go to Aspen to ski in the winter, but the summers are gorgeous! The music festival brings loads of people from all over the United States and Europe.

    Aspen Musical Festival - enjoy music and the outdoors at the same time!

    On Sunday afternoons you can go and sit on a blanket and have a picnic and listen to the visiting orchestra for free. Also, there are wonderful exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum.

    Aspen Art Museum, CO

    On July 22nd and 23rd, Aspen has a fabulous art festival for free, right in the center of town. There will be beautiful sculptures, photography, glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, and fantastic food to boot.

    Aspen Arts Festival

    Whether you're in the cool Rocky Mountains and wearing those cashmere and suede jackets, or you're in steamy Southern Florida wearing linens and lightweight cottons, all available at bonnieroseman.com, remember that it's all about style!

    The Aspen Collection: All items are available through Bonnie Roseman's BLT. Email bonnie@bonnieroseman.com for details.

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

  • Spring into May

    There are so many activities that are still springing up this May in Palm Beach County!

    One of the most exciting events of the week is the grand opening of Reynold's Ranch Jupiter, this Sunday on May 21st from 12 PM to 3 PM. There will be a live broadcast of Jill and Rich from The Morning Lounge on Legends Radio 100.3. FM. Burt will be there himself to cut the ribbon! There will be food, live entertainment, petting zoo, pony rides, and free tickets to Burt's show coming up at the Eissey Theater on June 1st. Fun for the entire family, and a chance to see the beautiful new sample home.

    Burt Reynolds and Me Burt Reynolds and Me

    Another exciting event coming up is the 1st Annual West Palm Beach Spring Art Festival on May 26th, 27th and 28th at 925 North Railwood Avenue in West Palm Beach. It's being hosted by the Danieli Art World Gallery. There will be art demonstrations, food, drinks, live music and a DJ. Many famous local and international talent will be at this fabulous event. For more information and to RSVP, it's rb@danieliartworld.com.

    This 1st Annual Art Fest may be the first of many! This 1st Annual WPB Art Fest may be the first of many!

    For more fun in West Palm Beach, on the 20th head to the Bowery in CityPlace. The Palm Beach Pinup Party, with "Popeye" as your host from Memory Lane, and a dozen other singers and dancers and performers of all types. What a great night!

    The Pin-Up Cast Members The Pin-Up cast members, with Popeye on the right

    On the 23rd we welcome back, Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso, doing their Cast Party from New York's Birdland at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square in Delray Beach. There will be dozens of entertainers getting up and sharing their talent. A wonderful night! A special treat will be to see my 13 year-old discovery Ava Faith.

    Don't miss the cast party! Ava & me - don't miss the cast party!

    The Tony-Award Winning Monty Python stage show Spamalot is coming to Rinker Playhouse At the Kravis Center. It will be there from May 19th through June 4th. Get your tickets for a silly and fun experience!

    Getting your tickets soon. Be prepared to laugh all night!

    An interesting combination of events, a yoga and beer pairing that features a 75 minute yoga class at 736 Park Avenue this Saturday at noon, after which attendees walk over to the Brewhouse Gallery to try some of the craft beers. Sounds like fun to me! More online at theinnerbrew.com.

    Yoga and beer - what a fun combo! Yoga and beer - what a fun combo!

    Movie pick of the week: Gifted. A story about a child prodigy that takes place in a coastal town in Florida. Starring Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace.

    A great movie that's close to home - Florida. A great movie that' touches your heart and is close to home - Florida.

    So whether it's fun, food and drink, art, music, dance or theatre, it's time to get out those lightweight pastels, brights and lights, and remember, it's all about style!

    Bright white and emerald green - a lively look for late Spring! I love bright white and emerald green - a lively look for late Spring!

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

  • Marvelous May

    There's a lot to do in May in Palm Beach County! Things may slow down a bit, but it's a chance to smell the roses...

    On May 17th at 7 PM at the Eissey Campus Theatre it's a jazzy kind of night. A Tribute to Santana is presented by Gyorgy Lakatos. Call 954-461-7577 for more information.

    A great night out in West Palm Beach! A great night out in Palm Beach Gardens!

    If you like music of the 60s, go see Beehive at the Wick Theatre through May 14th. You'll feel like dancing the "Twist!"

    A fabulous tribute to 60s culture. A fabulous tribute to 60s culture in Boca Raton.

    West Palm Beach at the Waterfront has a schedule of wonderful free events. Clematis by Night features live music on Thursday, and on Friday May 12th you can see Screen on the Green, showing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, from 8 PM until 11 PM at the Waterfront Commons.

    A great nighttime activity for the whole family. A great nighttime activity for the whole family.

    Baby Boomer Baby is now showing through May 28th at the PGA Art Center. Written and starring National Lampoon's Tommy Koenig - should be hilarious and wildly entertaining!

    The venue will be filled with booming laughter... The venue will be filled with booming laughter...

    Friday May 12th from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Hibiscus House in West Palm Beach is Tony Silver on guitar with his friend Joe Demko. They'll be playing everything from acoustic to rock n' roll and funk! A great place for music and munchies.

    Great venue, great talent! Tony Silver - great venue, great talent!

    Monday nights at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton it's Blues Night! Go and enjoy yourself, it will be wonderful entertainment. We look forward to seeing Mark Telesca, guitarist and singer, back at the helm in the fall to share his talent with us.

    Good food, music and an all around great atmosphere. Mark Telesca - can't wait to see you singing and playing the blues.

    My movie pick of the week: Richard Gere stars in Norman - the moderate rise and tragic fall of a New York fixer.

    Richard Gere is great in anything. Richard Gere is great in anything.

    There's a buzz in the art world this week: at the Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach off Worth Avenue, it's Maynard Monrow's exhibition of "Under the Influence." It's all about his work that is done with words.

    A look at the Monrow exhibition. A look at the Monrow exhibition.

    Whether you're a snow bird or you're here to stay for the summer in Florida, it's time to pull out those whites, pastels and lightweight clothing.

    Showing off some of my favorite whites from the latest BLT Collection. I am wearing a crisp white light blouse, keeping cool for the coming summer months - all clothing is from the latest BLT Collection.

    Always remember my Three Golden Rules to Dress By:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.

    Feel good, and look even better!

    -Bonnie

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